Understanding A Notice of Denial From Social Security | St. Petersburg Social Security Disability Attorney

You have applied for Social Security and have gotten a Notice of Denial. What should you do?

First, and foremost, don’t give up! Over 80% of all initial applications are denied. There are two very important things to pay attention to in any Notice of Denial. At the top of the letter is a date. You have 60 days from the date of the letter to file an Appeal. If you do not file your Appeal within 60 days, you will have to start the case over with a new application unless you can show “good cause”.

Read the denial letter and keep in mind the 5 hurdles we have talked about it earlier postings. Buried in the letter is the reason for the denial. More often than not, the denial will be at Hurdle 4, Past Relevant Work (PRW) or Hurdle 5 Other Work. Now you know what evidence you need to provide the Social Security  Administration (SSA) to win your case.

Appeal the denial immediately! For more information, and for more help with your claim, click here or call 727-894-3188.

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